David’s Cisco Networking Blog:

June, 2009


June 30, 2009  9:50 PM

Cisco reaches 1 Million certified, CCIE R&S Program Update, and NEW CCNA Voice Option



Posted by: David Davis
CCIE, CCNA, certification, Cisco, voice

1. Cisco recently announced that, to date, they have certified over 1 Million individuals and over 20,000 people with CCIE certifications. WOW - can you believe that there...

June 30, 2009  4:41 AM

Cisco Live is this week!



Posted by: David Davis
2009, Cisco, conference, live

Will you be at Cisco Live 2009 (aka Cisco Networkers)? I blogged about Cisco Live back in May because I was even excited about it then. Now that it is here, I am...


June 29, 2009  10:46 PM

Introduction to Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances



Posted by: David Davis
5500, ASA, Cisco, firewall, Security

In this article from the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Tom Finnis covers the Cisco ASA 5500 series appliances - what models are available and what they offer you. All the key features like Firewall, SSL, IPSec VPN, Intrusion Prevention (IPS), and Content Security are covered. To read the full article,...


June 29, 2009  10:42 PM

Cisco’s John Chambers answers questions from Twitter



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, john chambers, twitter, video

During Cisco Live 2009, @CiscoSystems Twitter followers submitted questions for John Chambers the CEO of Cisco. Their questions regarding the companys overall strategy, Flip, video, and smart grid technology are answered in...


June 29, 2009  8:43 PM

Configuring Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Networking



Posted by: David Davis
hyper-v, microsoft, Networking, Virtualization

I just created and posted a new video on how to configure Microsoft Hyper-V virtual networking. This can be a bit confusing for those new to virtualization because you have this whole new concept of the virtual network. Also, configuring virtual networking is very different between Hyper-V and,...


June 28, 2009  6:29 AM

Enable More Simultaneous Downloads in IE 8



Posted by: David Davis
8, downloads, ie, internet explorer

Did you know that with IE 8, you are only allowed to download up to 6 files at one time? However, it's easy to change this with a quick registry hack. My friend Daniel Petri showed me how at his blog. To see where to go to tweak this, checkout


June 28, 2009  6:26 AM

Win a Palm Pre!



Posted by: David Davis
contest, palm, pre

You have just 3 more days (from the date of this blog post) to enter to win a Palm Pre (yes, that's the cool new PDA from Palm). All you have to do is sign up for 1 no-spam, totally informative, newsletter. After you win the Palm Pre, you can unsubscribe without worry (but you likely won't as its a...


June 28, 2009  6:21 AM

Name 7 Things you can do with Hyper-V



Posted by: David Davis
hyper-v, microsoft

Yes, I know, I am a VMware-guy but I also use Hyper-V. What do I use it for? Well, I run my vCenter server inside of it. I know, Microsoft likely wouldn't care for that use of Hyper-V and I know that Hyper-V has some great uses for those who love Microsoft and are satisfied with the maturity level...


June 27, 2009  9:41 PM

VIDEO: SQL 101 Part 5: The UPDATE Statement



Posted by: David Davis
microsoft, server, SQL, update

The folks at Train Signal Training have released 5 FREE Videos covering Microsoft SQL Server. In the latest video, part 5, they cover, step by step, how to use the SQL UPDATE statement. Check it out:


June 27, 2009  5:52 AM

Spiceworks 4.0 released with Twitter intergration



Posted by: David Davis
Network Management, spiceworks, twitter

nullIn the past, I have taken a look at SpiceWorks network management tool. ISurprisingly, it is a completely free tool and, to add some icing on that cake, they are based out of my home state - Texas. So, when they contacted me to...


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